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  • Western saddle quilt rack
  • Forward facing western stirrups

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    07-09-2011, 07:37 AM
These are really Beautifully designed and nice saddles.
Western saddles are used for western riding and are the saddles used on working horses on cattle ranches throughout the United States, particularly in the west. They are the "cowboy" saddles familiar to movie viewers, rodeo fans, and those who have gone on trail rides at guest ranches. This saddle was designed to provide security and comfort to the rider when spending long hours on a horse, traveling over rugged terrain.
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    07-16-2011, 09:22 AM
That is an ok trick , but not the bestway . On the trails around here you want them turned right so the leather protects your leg like it is intended to do . I oil mine down , turn them and stick a broom handle through both sides and wait a few days . Alot better than twisting the leather all up that has long term effects on it ...
    07-18-2011, 01:04 PM
I might try that saddlehorse first because I just got a beautiful vintage saddle and the blevins would have to be changed. I was wondering how I was going to 'unrivet' them. I have a leather riveter but drew a blank on how I was going to get the rivets out without messing up the leather. Thanks, Cheryl
    07-18-2011, 10:35 PM
The way I do it is by oiling the leather good on both sides and then sit saddle on stand ( I use a quilt rack) and stick the broom handle through both after turning them in and then leave it for a couple days , might have to do this a few times depending on how much you ride .
Can get a pic for illustration if needed
    07-19-2011, 01:37 PM
Thanks Saddlehorse, a pic would be great!!!
    08-20-2011, 11:42 PM
Thanks iride for posting this. I did this to my saddle today, and it turned out awesome. So much easier on my hips joints and knees. I didn't realize what a difference until I rode. Thanks
    09-02-2011, 06:41 AM
Thanks for that information I will be changing mine first thing.
    11-07-2011, 09:24 PM
Here's a really, really easy way to turn them - especially if you have saddle that isn't turning easily.

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    01-13-2012, 10:31 PM
After letting the twisted fenders set for a day, do you then untwist them? I have tried again and again to keep my stirrups turned in but they always unturn within a week.
    01-14-2012, 08:14 AM
Which is why you do it the way I first described. It keeps the fenders flat and the stirrups facing forward.

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